Area athletes: Huge day for Hargrave
Area athletes update …
Javon Hargrave (North Rowan) had a huge game for South Carolina State in a 30-3 loss to Coastal Carolina. Hargrave made nine solo tackles. The 295-pound junior nose guard had four tackles for loss, including two sacks.
Michael Church (A.L. Brown) made a special-teams tackle in that game for Coastal Carolina.
• Virginia’s Kevin Parks (West Rowan) had to battle for 66 yards on 22 carries in the Cavaliers’ upset of Louisville, but he got a crucial first down as Virginia ran out the clock.
Parks caught a pass for the 14th straight game and boosted his career rushing yardage total to 2,647. Parks is eighth on Virginia’s all-time list.
• Charlotte’s Kalif Phillips (A.L. Brown) rushed for 104 yards and two TDs in a 40-28 win against North Carolina Central before hurting his shoulder in the third quarter. That’s eight TDs in three games for Phillips, and he’s helped the 49ers start 3-0.
• Western Michigan’s Keion Adams (Salisbury) made two tackles in a 45-33 win against Idaho.
• Western Carolina’s Shaun Warren (Carson) had a 49-yard kickoff return to the Catawba 42 in the Catamounts’ 35-17 win against the Indians. He also had two carries for 4 yards.
• Gerald Holt (A.L. Brown) made a tackle for Liberty in a 56-31 win against Brevard.
Trey Mashore (West Rowan) led Catawba with 145 all-purpose yards in the loss to Western Carolina. Mashore returned five kickoffs for 81 yards, caught two passes for 40 yards and rushed seven times for 24 yards.
Jamal Lackey (Davie) made eight tackles for Catawba, while Mark McDaniel (South Rowan) had three.
• Charleston’s John Knox had a rushing TD and a good passing day in a 38-21 win against Virginia Union.
• Erik Amaya (A.L. Brown) was a huge factor in Johnson C. Smith’s 13-6 win against Kentucky State on Saturday. Amaya kicked field goals of 27 and 22 yards and also had a PAT.
J.P. Lott (A.L. Brown) is now going by James Lott IV and made seven tackles for the Golden Bulls.
Former Clemson star James Lott III (A.L. Brown) is an important part of the Golden Bulls’ program. He’s the defensive coordinator and also coaches the secondary and special teams.
• Logan Stoodley (West Rowan) had four tackles and made his first college sack for Limestone in a 70-20 loss to Newberry. It was the first-ever road game for the Saints. Limestone is slated to join Catawba’s schedule next season.
• T.J. Bell (Carson) handled long-snapping duties for Wingate in a 30-0 win at St. Augustine’s.
• Brevard’s Garrett Nestor (Davie) punted twice and averaged 41.5 yards in the loss to Liberty.
• West Liberty’s Quentin Sifford (West Rowan) made a tackle as the Hilltoppers beat Glenville State 27-24 in overtime.
• In UNC Pembroke’s 16-14 win against Fayetteville State on Sunday, Cadarreus Mason (South Rowan) made two tackles for the Braves and shared a sack. Heavy rain on Saturday had forced the postponement to Sunday.
Guilford’s Jordan Farmer (Davie) made three tackles in a 52-20 win against Methodist.
Adam Smith (Davie) had another big game for the Quakers with five catches for 140 yards and three TDs.
• Dontae Gilbert (Carson) had a tackle for loss for Averett in a 48-16 loss to Randolph-Macon. Hobie Proctor (West Rowan) kicked two PATs for Averett and also handled punting and kickoff duties.
Charlotte’s Michaela White (Carson) had 11 digs in a 3-2 loss to Western Carolina.
• Nicole Barringer (South Rowan) had 39 assists and nine digs in Averett’s 3-1 win against Bridgewater on Friday. The senior setter had 67 assists and 20 digs as Averett split two matches on Saturday.
• Lenoir-Rhyne’s Emma Pope (South Rowan) had 22 digs as the Bears swept their three weekend matches.
• Hannah Elmore (Carson) had 20 kills and 14 digs as Brevard went 2-1 in a tournament in Columbus, Ga.
• Hollins setter Lela Moore (West Rowan) had 22 assists, seven digs and four kills in a win against Mary Baldwin on Friday.
A number of local golfers competed in the three-round Tar Heel Intercollegiate at Finley over the weekend.
Gardner-Webb’s Jake Kennedy (West Rowan) shot 70-73-74, finished 1-over and tied for 23rd. Elon’s Troy Beaver (Salisbury) shot 74-69-77 and tied for 38th. UNC Greensboro’s Roy Dixon also was in the tie for 38th, shooting 75-75-70. George Mason’s Eric Edwards (Salisbury) shot 84-76-74.
Dixon helped UNC Greensboro finish tied for second with East Carolina. North Carolina won the tournament on its home course.
Christopher Newport’s Alexandra Drye (Salisbury) won her singles match on Saturday in the Mary Washington Invitational in Fredericksburg, Va.
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